We passed Des Moines a few minutes ago. It is an overcast evening, with cool temperatures. Back in Leavenworth, we had strong wind over the past two days, but the winds have subsided, which is a blessing. It is also wonderful that there are no winter storms! In fact, the scenery has been rather bland: brown landscape. I have to say that Des Moines “rush hour” was the most interesting part of the drive so far. Smile.
We are grateful that the repair was made in time. It’s a long story, but we finally had all of the correct parts a little before 8 a.m. this morning. The repair was difficult because it was in a very hard-to-get-to area and also time consuming because the coolant had to be drained and hoses replaced. The Lord gave John wisdom, and Uriah is perfectly back together and happily running.
It was a little after 2 when we left town, and we will arrive in Chicago late evening. Tomorrow morning is set up, and the conference opens at 3 p.m. Nathan needed to work at a client’s today, but he will fly out in the morning, arriving about lunchtime. It would have been great to bring Melanie and the girls, but with Melanie’s pregnancy, the increased activity level would not be a good thing.
Anna and Mom put together a delicious beef stew for tonight, which cooked in the crock pot. Whenever someone lifted the lid, the aroma filled the front of the bus :-). Plus, Anna made cornbread yesterday, so it was a hearty dinner.
“But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.” (Psalms 68:3)